Hello and welcome, dear appreciators of tall, dark, handsome Brit actors. 😉 It’s the weekend, it’s autumn, it’s time for the weekly round-up – slightly delayed today due to our requested attendance at an exhibition opening. (The artist drew inspiration from Irish Cubist painter Mainie Jellett. By chance we stumbled across him last year as he was taking photos of the outside of our house, Mainie Jellett’s family home. We started talking and spontaneously invited him in to see Mainie’s studio, and he stayed in touch ever since.) How wonderful it felt to attend a cultural event, albeit socially distanced and behind the mandatory face masks. But nevertheless, it felt like a return to *life*! I’ve stocked up on culture this week, big time, also doing my volunteer shift at MoLI and nipping into the City Assembly House for a quick look at an exhibition about the “Walled Gardens of Ireland”. Being able to do such things (again) lifts my mood so much. I missed it more than I realised…
But enough of that. Let’s jump into this week’s round-up.
- Who’s that, coming through the doors, is that Adam… A gif set by riepu10
- Far over the misty Raymond… another gif set by riepu10, this time of Raybo
- I have no idea what Darrowtober is all about, but hell, that fan art header by mrkida-art had to be linked
- Is that a cheese sandwich or are you just happy to eat? Scene with Thorin, giffed by lordoftherazzles
- Just passing on this message from richardarmitagefanpage re. Richard’s attendance at MagicCon 4. Cancelled. But apparently he’ll be at next year’s event…
- A cutesy chibi!Thorin by kasirose_212
- Chime in on astrovian’s thoughts on Richard’s attitude to intimacy on set
- TBT a really suave Richard attending the promo of BS in California five (5!) years ago. Note to Miss Kate: full length RA, including shoes!
- I haven’t read this, but the description “RA as mafia don” is really intriguing 😁. An RPF by shalinizhara
- I-did-not-mean-to posts a list of AUs she will *not* write about RA or Thorin. Hm, what a pity… I mean, the “sportsteam AU” might have meat, whatever it may be?
There we go, that’s your slice of Armitage for the weekend 🍰.
Hope you have some nice plans this weekend. The above mentioned exhibition visit was a major mood booster for me, as was my accomplished wardrobe clear-out. I took a little inspiration from Herba who was talking about clearing out parts of her sitting room. I had been meaning to sort out my clothes for a while, and since we had to go to the exhibition by car, it was the perfect opportunity for dropping off stuff at a charity shop
rather than lugging it there by foot. In the end I only had one hour to accomplish my clear-out, but a) I don’t really own that many clothes although Mr Guylty thinks differently and b) I was ruthless and got rid off quite a few garments. A massive bag of clothes and shoes was the result. Very welcome side-effect: My wardrobe space was tidied up, all t-shirts, jumpers etc. folded neatly on the shelves. *satisfying deep breath* I also got rid of some bric-a-brac, but unfortunately had to take a big bag of books back home – the charity shop said they had too many books already. *meh* But nevertheless, it is so gratifying to let go of things and to live a little less wasteful.
Talking of waste – I’ll quickly take the opportunity to climb on my soap box. Food waste has been on my mind ever since Little Miss Guylty started training as a barista early this summer. Every day she came home from work with a big bag full of pastry and sandwiches destined for the bin. Perfectly good food – but could not be sold in the shop the next day due to food safety regulations. We talked a lot about food waste at our dinner tables this summer, and while the end consumer is *not* the worst offender when it comes to food waste, there are things we can do to avoid unnecessary food waste. *Not* choosing items in the shop which have the longes best before date, is one such thing, and I have changed my shopping habits in that respect: When buying milk, I used to choose the container that had the longest best before date on it – even though we go through milk within a couple of days. Now, when shopping, I make sure to choose a bottle that is still well within the best before date – but between one labelled 10 October and another 7 October, I will choose the earlier one.
And yesterday I was delighted when I came across an ad on Instagram, advertising a new (in Ireland) food app. It’s called “Too Good To Go” and connects the user with local cafes and shops that will sell “left-over” foodstuffs at the end of the day for a good price. I downloaded the app at 5pm, checked what was on offer and spontaneously decided to go for it and buy a “surprise bag” from a cafe around the corner. For €5 I got two main meals (Thai Green Curry and a Chicken-Rice dish) and a muffin. It was super easy to do – online payment and then pick-up in the shop – and the food was great. Plus, a great “win” for
cheapskates bargain hunters and sustainability warriors 😉. Have a look, maybe such an app is available for your territory, too? Look for FoodCloud, Karma, Olio etc.
Right, that’s it, broadcast over.
Have a good one,